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Top Bar Hive and Coop combo

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Hecate, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Hecate

    Hecate Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking into building a new coop to house our growing chicken population, and thought about the possibility of incorporating a top bar hive into its roof. The coop would not be tall enough for a person to walk into, so the roof won't be up too terribly high. Thoughts from beekeeper/chickenkeeper folks who use a top bar hive? Will the bees be too close to the chickens for anyone's good? Will daily chores with the chickens interfere/upset the bees?

    Thanks for your thoughts!
     
  2. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I don't raise bees, but I do raise chickens. They think bees are tasty.
     
  3. Hecate

    Hecate Out Of The Brooder

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    That would definitely cause problems with locating vents for the coop. Hmmm... guess it probably won't work.
     

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